Last week, Los Angeles was at another inflection point in the County’s fight against COVID-19. While indicators continue to rise, officials have noted reasons for optimism.
Telebehavioral healthcare has the unique ability to improve access to behavioral health services by increasing connectivity between patients and providers of behavioral healthcare resources, decreasing wait times and eliminating logistical barriers.
On the heels of finalizing its Madden-fix rule, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on July 20, 2020, issued a proposed regulation to address bank-partnership uncertainty arising from the so-called true lender theory.
On July 23, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an invitation for Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs) to participate in the NY State of Health Private Pay Home Care Services Pilot Program (Pilot Program) for 2021.
To support COVID‑19 response efforts, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued more than 50 Executive Orders that temporarily waive state regulatory requirements (waivers) or impose new mandates (directives), especially with respect to the healthcare industry.
This year’s New York State legislative session has been unprecedented due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent protests surrounding racial justice, and the impacts of those monumental events on public health, our economy and our society.
On July 21, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion coauthored by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas to direct various County departments to develop a framework intended to facilitate employee reporting of violations of local COVID-19 public ...
On July 10, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance to hospitals regarding reporting COVID-19-related data to the federal government, including data related to COVID-19 testing, hospital occupancy, and supply availability.
Many governors are significantly leveraging federal funding opportunities, taking advantage of new emergency flexibilities granted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to support access to medication-assisted ...
Manatt examines healthcare payers’ coverage obligations for COVID-19 antibody testing.